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Art & Inspiration The Mother Of all Dash/Gauge Threads!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JeffreyJames, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
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    JeffreyJames
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    from SUGAR CITY

    As usual let pull our efforts and create an all encompassing DASH/GAUGE thread. Throw up what your running or something that inspired you at one point. Hot Rods, Customs, Early European sports cars whatever! I'll start with my T Roadster Dash

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  2. Pete1930
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    I'm planning to make a custom one of these, somehow, to fit my gauges and starter switch, etc.

    Pete
     

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  3. Jeffrey James, you bought a killer little roadster there.

    JH
     
  4. JeffreyJames
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    Thanks Harrison. I have put about 300+ miles on it already and it drives every bit as good it looks. Unfortunately I could not leave it alone, and currently it sits in the garage with the intake off and a busted Water Temp gauge. I am trying to get it back together for Good Guys this weekend. I really do appreciate the compliments even though the only thing I am responsible for is the purchase of it. Sean, Mike, and Dustin deserve the compliments for building and maintaining the car.
     
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  5. Oooh, I hope this gets a good response, because I've been racking my brain lately on how I want my dash/gauges to look on my 58 apache, and can't seem to come up with anything I really love.
     
  6. Big T
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    Big T
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    Nothing to write home about here. Stone cold stock, 1946 Chevrolet truck dash.

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  7. WH0DAMAN
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  8. There's no shame in buying a nice car.

    OK. Back on topic....
     

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  9. My recently acquired 3 window with Stewart-Warner "Hollywood" dash insert and gauges, original Eelco pressure pump.

    Mick
     

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  10. www.backyardmetalcasting.com
    A flat pattern would be pretty easy to make, I'd think. Use some 3/4" plywood, and glue on some 1/4" trim for the fins. Maybe 1/2" strips for spacers when gluing on the fins? If you found some small wooden letters, you could even cast your name on it, "This is a super-rare Pete dash panel..."
     
  11. Steves32
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  12. 2002p51
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    Here's mine, they're Stewart-Warner Wings.

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    I gave some thought to how they were arranged too. Going from left to right, I put the water temp and oil pressure right in front of me. I can see them easily through the steering wheel. Next is the speedo and it's mostly blocked by the wheel rim, but that's okay because it's not hooked up anyway! :) Next is the tach, then volts, and fuel.

    The ignition switch is there in the center and the headlight switch is on the far left.

    I like this arrangement a lot and it works real well for me.
     
  13. rob lee
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    rob lee
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    Not sure what I'm gonna do about gauges yet,the dash is a dodge pickup wacked up.[​IMG]
     
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  14. [​IMG]36 ford looks great in this coupe
     
  15. Pete1930
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    Wow, thanks man. That's cool shit! Whoever thought up melting down old lawn chairs....

    I was thinking machining the fins and holes into a flat alum plate, then file, sand, sandblast, distress the thing somehow to make it look a little rough like a casting. Casting my own sounds cool though -- I'll have to see when the time comes.

    Thanks a lot
    Pete
     
  16. Mr. Hotrod Man 2000, your car first inspired my choice of color for my 58 apache. I can't wait till I finally get it painted. I love the satin blue and white combo.

     
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    Her is mine.










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  18. Seth
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    Seth
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    from London, UK

    Fully chromed dash in my Morris.

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  19. And a Hell of a lot less work.
     
  20. 327-365hp
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    Here's a few you should know.

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  21. 327-365hp
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    Here's a few more.

    Anyone know this one? :D

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  22. chaddilac
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    here's my coupe.... 49 ford all chopped to heck.

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    And the T coupe dash I did for tech week...

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  23. VAPHEAD
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    I like old race cars.
     

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  24. I'm liking my 49 Plymouth dash so much, I'm putting one in my 53 Dodge truck. I made a hidden area for the cd player and threw in a pic of my "toilet seat" air cleaner just for fun.
     

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  25. 38plymouth
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    Some of this stuff is awesome. My favorite part of any car.
     
  26. Stone
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    Stone
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    Great thread.
     
  27. 327-365hp
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    327-365hp
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    from Mass

    Here's some stockers for inspiration.

    30's Caddilac
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    30's Pierce Arrow
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    33 Pierce Silver Arrow
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    Horace Dodge's boat
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  28. Skirv
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    Nothing Fancy...........................

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  29. Fedman
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    My 1953 F-100

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  30. 187 speed
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    187 speed
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    from central Il

    Here is a sneak peak of the FnA dash, it is a 52 or 53 dodge that i got from chadman. I cut 18 inches out of the center and welded the glovebox up. I will be moving the gauge pod to the center and narrowing and reinstalling the bitchin speaker grill under it.
     

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